Over 700,000 children in Himachal Pradesh to get polio drops

Over 700,000 children in Himachal Pradesh to get polio drops

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Shimla:  Over 700,000 children will be administered polio drops in a two-round campaign beginning this month in Himachal Pradesh, an official said in Shimla on Friday.

More than 5,850 booths, each catering to a population of 125, would be set up for the pulse polio immunization campaign to be carried out on January 20 and February 24, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Ali R. Rizvi said in a statement.

He said residents of even snow-bound areas would be covered.

Special booths would be set up in forest and remote areas too for the children of Gaddi and Gujjar tribes, Rizvi added.

Story First Published: January 04, 2013 20:28 IST

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